Tip Of The Cap: Joshua Kimmich. The VfB Stuttgart academy product who got on Bayern's radar after a splendid two year loan spell at RB Leipzig is but one of the recent transfers this summer to pay immediate dividends. Playing in a holding/defensive midfield role, he was instrumental in Bayern's vicious counterattack in the first half completing 118 passes and going six for seven on passes longer than 30 yards. The trust that Pep Guardiola has put in this 20 year old is immense as evidenced by the fact that he led the team in touches and passes completing 93% of them.
Golf Clap: Kingsley Coman. If there was anyone on this game who deserved to get a goal but didn't, it's Kingsley Coman. The 19 year old loanee from Juventus once again went the full 90 minutes and played a wonderful game from start to finish. He had six passes that led to shots on goal, and led the team in dribbles showing an incredible amount of confidence in himself when he was on the ball. It's still hard to believe that a player so young has ingratiated himself so fully into one of the best teams in the world this quickly.
Standing Ovation: Thomas Muller. He had probably the most Thomas Muller game possible. The unpredictable Raumdeuter was credited with a goal and two assists and all three of those points were a result of his awareness on the pitch, the timing of his runs, and an under appreciated, sometimes awkward looking, skill with the ball at his feet. He was the first of manager Pep Guardiola's mercy subs in the 58th minute but that was more than enough time for him to leave his mark in this game.
Meister Of The Match: Douglas Costa. His speed, skill with the ball, shooting ability and deft touch on his passes gave Stuttgart fits for the 68 minutes he played after being mercifully subbed off. He is officially credited with a goal and an assist but he had a hand in the build up for all four goals Bayern scored today and several other chances that probably should have been converted. He had a game high seven passes that led to shots on goal and chipped in three successful crosses. He showed great chemistry with his fellow attackers, shifting from a central attacking role to the outside whenever he saw an advantageous run available. He's making the case for the best summer transfer in Europe this year, and from his interplay with the rest of his team, it's hard to imagine this is his first season at Bayern Munich.
Jersey Swap: Przemyslaw Tyton. The Grand Tyton was the reason this game didn't turn into an episode of BBQ Pitmasters. He made several diving saves on sure fire shots on goal and despite conceding four goals, he deserves some recognition. The goals that Bayern scored were more indicative of their skill than of any mistakes Tyton made. Put Manuel Neuer in that same position, and it's doubtful he would have done as well.